One other ‘Nice Resignation’ wave is coming, Muse CEO says. Easy methods to put together
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The “great resignation” could pick up speed again in the new year.
Kathryn Minshew, co-founder and CEO of career website The Muse, predicts another wave in January and then again when companies start finalizing their back-to-office plans. At the moment she thinks it could be in the spring.
There have been signs that the Great Resignation, or what some refer to as “The Great Reshuffling”, has slowed down. According to the latest data from the US Department of Labor, the layoff rate fell in October.
Additionally, many people take a break from job hunting during the holiday season, Minshew said. You can also have stayed for an end-of-year bonus.
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However, this is also a time when people reflect on their lives and think about what they can do differently in the New Year.
“Changing jobs is one of the most common and personally least disruptive ways to make a big change in life,” she said.
The good news is that companies with a calendar year budget tend to post new positions in January and February.
Here’s how you prepare to say “I’m quitting” and find a new job.
Check your resume
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Before reading your resume, make a list of your five to ten best professional achievements. Compare that to what is actually on your document, said workplace strategist Holland Haiis.
Also, see how your descriptions have changed and whether new vocabulary is now being used to describe your roles.
Update your LinkedIn profile
Recruiters and potential employers will look at your LinkedIn profile. So make sure it matches your resume and is complete for it to show up in search results, Haiis said.
Pay close attention to your headline. Someone who says unemployed or actively seeking opportunities won’t spark anyone’s imagination, she said.
“You want to think about what you’re doing, what you’re looking for, and what you can bring to the organization,” Haiis said.
Know your worth
Look back on the past year and write down your major accomplishments, Minshew said. She likes to leave a tag in her email inbox for every good feedback she gets, so it’s easy to go back and review.
Also, think about what makes you a great asset to a company and practice how to get it across. This is especially important for women who have been taught not to brag, Haiis said.
“This is not a boast,” she said. “This is your personal brand.
“Feeling comfortable with who you are and what you have achieved is different from bragging.”
Print job descriptions
When you see a position that you want to apply for, print out the description and highlight the key skills the employer is looking for in a candidate. Then, think about where to put that language on your cover letter and resume, suggested Minshew.
“The more you can really reflect what someone is asking for with your offer, the more likely you will get through the automated screening of an applicant tracking system, but will also catch the eye of a human interlocutor. ” She said.
Think of the people who have helped you over the past year and use the holidays as a time to reconnect and say thank you.
“This is another great way to get back on people’s radar and both express real appreciation and be remembered for someone,” said Minshew.
The Christmas season means social gatherings and parties, which makes it an opportunity to speak to people who can help you in your search.
“Don’t be afraid to follow up with someone you’ve met and say, ‘I really enjoyed our conversation the other day; I would like to continue. Do you have time for a New Year’s coffee? ‘ “suggested Minshew.